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CBT For Psychosis: Approaches Families Can Use

May 16, 2019

Apr. 15, 2019 By David Kingdon, M.D. and Douglas Turkington, M.D. NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/April-2019/CBT-for-Psychosis-Approaches-Families-Can-Use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is gradually becoming recognized and available as a psychological approach to mental health problems. But what exactly is it? Well, CBT works with thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors to help with mental health problems. It’s becoming increasingly famous, particularly for teaching more »

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Colorful Minds: Paint for Mental Health!

May 10, 2019

Paint with NAMI, build awareness, and end stigma. Make the choice to paint with us and have some fun with your friends in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month. You can paint with a group or on your own, but the important thing is that you join us for all the fun, while supporting a more »

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HEAR Film Festival: Promoting Wellness Through Film

May 4, 2019

Nuçi’s Space has partnered up with Ciné and Family Counseling Service of Athens, Inc. (FCS) to present a month-long program of specially-curated movies dealing with mental health. HEAR Film Series Event Flyer HEAR (Holistic Health, Empathy, Accessibility and Recovery) aims to promote wellness through film and deepen the conversation on mental health. The free events more »

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Schizophrenia Medication Study

April 26, 2019

NAMI is committed to ensuring that the most effective treatments for mental illness are available to those who need them. Determining which treatments are most effective requires research. When NAMI learns of new studies by physicians and other scientists involving new treatment methods, such as psychotherapies, medications, methods of medication delivery, etc. we become excited. more »

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Dekalb Young Adult Connection Support Group- New Location & Time

The NAMI DeKalb Young Adult Connection Support Group is moving! Please join this group at their new location starting April 4th: Glenn Memorial Church School Building, Rm 211 1160 N. Decatur Rd. Atlanta, GA 30307 Joanna (530-691-1453, joannajungerman@gmail.com) Free parking is available in the Emory Fishburne parking deck right next to the church. The parking deck address more »

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Congratulations to our New CIT-Youth Train-the-Trainer Graduates!

We had a great group of law enforcement officers, school staff, and mental health professionals for our CIT-Youth Train the Trainer in Savannah this month! Ronald Dunham, Amerigroup/Anthem Stephanie Dixon, Behavioral Health Link Ayeva Star Golden, Behavioral Health Link Danielle Philyaw, Department of Corrections Ernest DeLong, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Tracy Braun, SCCPSS Police Department more »

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Call to Action: Thank Our Legislators for Establishing the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission

One of the greatest accomplishments achieved during this past session was the passing of HB 514 which establishes the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform and Innovation Commission.  This commission will study mental health issues in Georgia.  Please go to senate.ga.gov or house.ga.gov to locate your Senator and Representative and call to thank them for focusing on improving mental health care!  It more »

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May 10: Youth Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-Y) Training Applications Due

The Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Office of Children, Young Adults & Families, and the Office of Recovery Transformation, are accepting applications for the Youth CPS-Y training scheduled for the week of June 10th-14th, 2019. DBHDD is seeking candidates who meet the “lived experience” criteria below who desire to work in the more »

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May 11: Hope Givers Mental Wellness & Music Festival

The 1st Annual HOPE GIVERS Mental Wellness & Music Festival is happening at Sweetland Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Join in a celebration of music, inspiration, hope, and education – featuring Judah & the Lion, Drew Holcombe and the Neighbors, and The War And Treaty! Mental Wellness Workshops will be available throughout the day more »

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